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2011 Budget overlooks housing affordability

Treasurer Wayne Swan’s 2011-12 federal budget failed to provide solutions to Australia’s housing affordability crisis, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

May 16, 2011( 2 min read )

House prices double in the last decade

According to data released by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Australia’s median house price has doubled since 2000.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 19, 2011( 2 min read )

Solutions to housing affordability

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has presented a submission to the


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 18, 2011( 2 min read )

Is Australian property the most overvalued in the world?

According to economic bible, The Economist, the Australian property market is the most overvalued in the world, closely followed by Hong Kong and France.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 18, 2011( 2 min read )

Natural disasters create mortgage stress for Queensland

Three months down the track and the knock-on effects of Queensland's recent cyclone and flood devastation is being felt by householders and banks alike.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 15, 2011( 2 min read )

Can another stimulus package boost new housing affordability?

The Housing Industry Association (HIA) wants the federal government to introduce further stimulus measures to boost new housing starts so they don't fall back to 2009 global financial crisis levels.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 11, 2011( 2 min read )

Is population capping the way to lower house prices?

It’s not just interest rates that can hurt your bottom dollar. Fees and establishment costs can make a big difference to the amount you pay for your mortgage.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 10, 2011( 2 min read )

Interest rate hikes predicted for second half of 2011

With interest rates at a record low, is now the time to look at fixing your mortgage?


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Apr 5, 2011( 2 min read )

Market recovery: More home buyers hitting the market

Mortgage applications in Australia may have hit their lowest point in eight years, but there are some indications a slow, upward climb has begun. Veda Advantage's quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index found mortgage enquiries during the October to December 2010 quarter were up 3.4 percent compared with the September quarter.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Mar 2, 2011( 3 min read )

Australians look toward first home buyers for growth

January Demand for newly built property has been leading the growth of home loans at the end of 2010, echoing the initial damage of the Brisbane floods. But with interest rates expected to climb this year, there are high hopes first home buyers will boost the market back into more lively days.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Feb 28, 2011( 3 min read )

More properties on the market but auctions not popular choice

As more home owners place their properties on the market, many are diverting away from putting them under the hammer. According to new research from RP Data, there has been an increase in the number of properties for sale through professional listings during the second week of November.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Dec 9, 2010( 3 min read )

Property market predictions for 2011

Despite rising interest rates in late 2010, the new year may be a great time to buy a home, according to some mortgage experts. After a turbulent year, Australian Property Monitors is predicting the property market for 2011 to be slightly quieter and buyers are expected to take their time considering their housing and mortgage options.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Dec 9, 2010( 3 min read )

Australia v the world: How do our property prices rate?

When it comes to buying property in Australia, just how expensive is it compared to the rest of the world. Out of 90 cities worldwide, Sydney was 19 on the list of the world's most expensive cities to buy property per square metre according to Global Property Guide.


Laine Gordon

Laine Gordon

Dec 9, 2010( 3 min read )

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